Tourists are increasingly on the lookout for street art when visiting towns. Street art is public art, accessible to all, which turns towns and cities into open-air museums.
Something wonderful, wouldn’t you agree?
These types of works usually relate to the town where they are found and its history, or they recount a particular moment in history or a current topic.
The objective of street art is not to be beautiful but to communicate something through the medium of art: it can transform the face of the city as well as prompting passers-by to reflect, creating a place for dialogue and discussion.
The murals in Abano and Montegrotto Terme
In recent years murals have appeared on the walls of buildings in Abano and Montegrotto Terme which have added colour and decoration to the buildings of the spa towns.
One of the first is the work of Yama at the town’s theatre, which combines theatrical masks with traditional elements of Abano such as water and the land.
Later, between Abano and Montegrotto, works appeared by Tony Gallo, Seneca and Alessio B, as well as international artists who came to Abano Terme for the biennial Street Art Superwalls event.
In the oldest part of Abano Terme, works then appeared by La Crémerie, who reinterpreted the Dragon featured on the town’s coat of arms, recalling its ancient history with a recreation of the town’s famous Montirone column, as well as other artists such as Capobianco e Boogie, Ale Senso, Orion and Spock, whose work features optical illusions.
Discover the murals of Abano and Montegrotto Terme during your stay in the Euganean Spa Towns: get into the street art vibe!